I got a cereal sample in the mail the other day. I don't usually make it a habit to eat stuff that shows up in my mailbox, but in this case I was intrigued. They are called Mighty Bites, and they are apparently made for kids. Here is a picture of the box I found on their website:
The interesting thing is, nowhere on the box does the manufacturer give any indication as to why the individual pieces of cereal are made to look like tiny people. They just don't mention it at all. I am not sure if you are supposed to feel like a giant man-eating monster when you are eating them or what -- but I found it hilarious. Here's a close up:
It's not bad enough that they look like little people when they are lined up on your countertop. It gets worse when you pour in the milk:
Then it looks like the horrible aftermath of a torpedoed cruise ship and a subsequent shark attack.
Not only did they taste like crap, the bodies got soggy and started to decompose pretty quickly.
Long story short, these things bite.